About the Fatal San Antonio Crash
According to KIII-TV, Jasmine Goudeau, a nursing student, was tragically killed in a drunken driving accident in San Antonio, Texas on February 17th. San Antonio officials report that a drunk driver was under the influence when he blew through a red light and crashed into Goudeau’s vehicle.
The force of the impact left Goudeau trapped in her vehicle. Emergency personnel were able to extricate her from the vehicle using the jaws of life.
Unfortunately, Goudeau passed away from injuries sustained at a nearby hospital. The perpetrator is currently facing manslaughter charges.
National Drunk Driving Statistics
The following information was provided by the U.S. Centers Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- In 2016, 10,497 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, accounting for nearly 30% of all traffic-related deaths recorded in the United States.
- 17% f the 1,233 traffic deaths among children between the ages of 0 and 14 years reported in 2016 involved a drunk driver.
- In 2016 alone, more than 1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. This represents just 1 percent of the 111 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year.
Contact an Experienced Austin Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
While your insurance company may be more than willing to help you after your automobile accident, you should remember that although insurance companies will provide some type of financial support, they may not always give you what you deserve. There are many times when a drunk driver has no insurance and you, the victim, are left without a way to pay for your injuries. Even if the negligent driver does have insurance, you may not get enough money to pay for your medical treatment and other expenses.
Our experienced team of injury attorneys will make sure you get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you incurred. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends to provide you with a free case review. Contact Thomas J. Henry today if you were injured by a drunk driver. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.